From the daily archives: Thursday, May 14, 2015

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday morning, Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and White House press secretary Josh Earnest offered remarks and fielded questions related to the impact of the Congressional Republican budget framework on critical domestic priorities.  The call was held just prior to a scheduled meeting at which Washington Republicans would propose new appropriations in light of the budget framework bill passed recently.

Return To Sequestration

House appropriators will consider the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, one of the first to be considered under the Congressional Republican budget […]

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Most people, at best, get their news in disjointed fragments that the columnist Walter Lippmann once described as a “pseudo-environment” that betrayed reality.  No one can know the whole story, he argued, because there is too much to know.

He wrote about it in a book titled “Public Opinion” long before  digital excitement began feeding our senses  much faster than most people can rationally absorb issues in their entirety. Nowhere is that more apparent than in politics where enormous amounts of money attempt to lead us to pseudo-evidence with which to sustain a preferred public opinion. (One exception to the political […]

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Will wonders never cease? Like a hungry dog wolfing down a can of Alpo, Ohio media has its share of lapdog journalists who swallow whole Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s largely fabricated story of an Ohio miracle born of his magic sounding but all too often misguided policies.

From the early days of 2010, following his years as a Fox News talk show host and Lehman Brothers Wall Street banker, John Kasich, who leveraged his 18 years in congress to get those lucrative, revolving door jobs, has never stopped peddling his decades-old brand of political and economic malarkey as a […]

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